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ERIC Number: EJ760879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0009-398X
Attachment Style, Home-Leaving Age and Behavioral Problems among Residential Care Children
Shechory, Mally; Sommerfeld, Eliane
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v37 n4 p361-373 Apr 2007
In a prospective study, the attachment style, home-leaving age, length of time in residential care, and behavioral problems among Israeli residential care children (N=68), were studied. Data analyses showed that children removed from their homes at a later age suffered from higher levels of anxiety, depression and social problems compared to children taken from their homes at the age of 7 or less. It was also found that a prolonged stay (over 2 years) in residential care was related to higher levels of anxiety and depression. An interaction effect of a child's attachment style and home-leaving age was found in the child's level of aggressive behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel